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Government Relations & Advocacy

AH2018.pngThe 2018 Advocacy Handbook, featuring this year’s updated Legislative Resolutions & Standing Positions is now available to download.

This handbook includes NASB’s legislative and leadership initiatives for the year, and is developed annually by the NASB Legislation Committee, made up of submissions from you, and your peer boards throughout Nebraska. We highly encourage you to have this on hand and reference it often throughout the year. 

The Advocacy Handbook includes:
  • NASB Beliefs
  • Tips for Effective Advocacy
  • Advocacy Tools & Resources
  • Senators & Education Committee Photos
  • NASB Legislation Committee
  • NASB Positions: What Does This Represent? 
  • 2018 Legislative Resolutions & Standing Positions
NASB serves as an advocate for public education and local school governance, and is YOUR collective voice in the Legislature. 

  • NASB strives to serve and inspire its members to work as a team with legislators and state officials to secure laws and regulations that benefit Nebraska’s public schools. 
  • NASB represents the interests of school board members with our state lawmakers, lobbying in support of the school boards and local control.  
  • NASB works for and with YOU to secure laws and regulations that benefit public schools.
  • NASB is guided by a legislative agenda that is developed annuall by YOU, initiated with submissions from YOU, and approved at the NASB's Delegate Assembly each November by YOU

To have a say in future legislation, click here to send us your Legislative Submissions. Submissions for the upcoming year are due July 1, but ideas are accepted for future consideration year round:

Matt Belka  |  Nebraska Association of School Boards
1311 Stockwell Street  |  Lincoln, NE 68502  |  FAX 402-423-4961

*You may also contact Matt Belka for assistance in drafting your Board’s proposals.

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Key Dates for the 2018 Session

  • Jan 3-18 -- Bill introduction period
  • Jan 8 -- Carry-over bill debate begins
  • Jan 10 -- Governor's State of the State address - 10a
  • Jan 16 - Committee Hearings begin on new bills
  • Jan 21-22 -- Legislative Issues Conference - Lincoln
  • Feb 20 -- Deadline to designate priority bills
  • Feb 27 -- Last day for public hearings
  • April 18 -- Sine die adjournment

NSBA Advocates For Public Education

NSBA.jpgThe National School Boards Association advocates for public education. Their Office of Federal Advocacy and Public Policy represents the interests of 90,000 local school board members in Congress allowing us to be heard at the federal level and within other public policy forums pertinent to public education. They prioritize such federal efforts as federal funding, early childhood education and have recently kicked off the “Stand up 4 Public Schools” campaign to bring a collective voice in support of public education.



Click here for the NSBA Federal Legislative Priorities


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